Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Review

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Review

By: Will Martin

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an open world action-adventure game made and published by Nintendo for the Switch and the Wii U on March 3, 2017. The game consists of the player controlling the protagonist to traverse a vast, open expanse of wilderness and different biomes to relive memories and defeat an overall evil. 

The main difference between this game and most is that its open world. Open world games technically means the player gets to explore and choose when and where the story and gameplay progresses. In the game, you can go absolutely everywhere in the game regarding you obtain the right resources to brave the biomes weather or temperature. The basic plot of the game is going on to defeat the massive beasts of each biome and tame them to obtain their help to overthrow the evil that has taken control of the land, Ganon. This plot is the overall arching story, but the player can take part in hundreds of side quests and puzzles. The biggest collectible objects are places called shrines. These shrines are scattered across the landscape, and each one contains a puzzle that the player must complete. If you find these shrines, you can teleport to them so you can get around the world faster. Alongside these shrines are towers, the main checkpoints of the game. The towers, if climbed and activated, will reveal the map of a chunk of land that was once unable to fully be explored. These can be found and activated at the player’s liege and allows them to explore more of the land once thought lost.

This game is what I consider a perfect example of a game done right. It has a good level of difficulty alongside a compelling story and gorgeous gameplay. The characters you meet are enjoyable and differ widely in personalities. You don’t have to collect everything in the game to beat it, but it compels me to want to. The game has so many different mysteries to unlock and solve and so many different puzzles to complete. I never realized I could choose my path in the game until later on, when I realized besides the starting area, you can go anywhere. Some enemies are stronger in said parts, but you can have the choice to just avoid them. You literally can get to the final area if you wanted at the start, regarding you don’t want to deal with the most destructive enemies in the game. To me, this game is fantastic, and I give Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild a 10 out of 10.